ANregiomed Collaborates with Siemens Healthineers and Dräger for Managing and Supplying Medical Equipment

The Central Franconian municipal hospital group ANregiomed has contracted a ten-year mid-double-digit million partnership with Siemens Healthineers and Dräger to supply and manage the medical equipment in all three of its hospitals, covering the provision of diagnostic imaging systems, training, and continuing education for hospital staff, operating the equipment, and advising on approaches to personnel recruitment and long-term commitment.

Siemens Healthineers will supply all ANregiomed locations with the technical medical devices and systems they need for diagnostic imaging and image-guided intervention, service this equipment, and ensure all systems keep pace with the state of the art over the full term of the agreement. Dräger, another technology partner in the agreement, will also provide and maintain medical devices in particular in the fields of anesthesia, ventilation, and monitoring.

Initially concluded for a ten-year term, ANregiomed also has an option to extend the contract for an additional five years.

Dräger will supply the entire biomedical equipment scope at the three ANregiomed locations and their affiliated medical care centers, comprising some 6,500 devices. Dräger will also provide patient monitoring, ventilation, and anesthesia devices as well as infusion pumps and endoscopic instruments.

The ANregiomed hospital group expects to reap an enormous boost in technology from the partnership, while significantly reducing overall costs. As many systems will be replaced already within the first 18 months, compensation for investment outlays will come quickly. This will improve the quality and process workflows of medical care due in part to the fact that, thanks to the shorter examination times and more modern equipment, the radiation exposure of patients is reduced to an absolute minimum. Standardizing the medical equipment throughout the entire hospital group will also enable cross-location deployment of personnel without need for additional time-consuming technical training.

“The use of state-of-the-art technology makes a hospital particularly attractive for employees in all medical occupational groups. In light of the fact that, for us as well – like many other hospitals – it will become steadily more difficult in future to recruit and keep specialized medical staff, we’re working directly to counter this shortage of qualified personnel,” notes ANregiomed CEO Dr. med. Gerhard M. Sontheimer, with conviction. “By implementing this project, our municipal company is breaking fresh ground. We’ve managed to convince two world-renowned partner companies to stand shoulder to shoulder with ANregiomed moving forward: technically outfitted to the state of the art, offering a medical portfolio of the highest standard, both outpatient and inpatient, for patients in the city and district of Ansbach who count on us a their most important healthcare service provider.”